Worshiping in community with other believers is one of the most important ways to glorify God and give God our praise and thanksgiving for all that has been done for us. As a Presbyterian community of faith, we do follow a traditional liturgy format for worship – including music, prayers of thanksgiving and repentance, prayers for the joys and concerns of the community, and an approximately 20 minute message from our pastor. All that being said, there is a very real-world and current feel to our worship. We laugh, we cry, we give applause when we feel inspired, we greet one another with handshakes and hugs, and we join hands together as we sing our closing song.
Children are welcome to join us in worship on Sunday mornings. After the Children’s Story, most children go off to their Sunday School classes. Some choose to stay with their parents, and that’s okay! Nursery care is also provided. On certain special occasions, the children will stay for the entire worship service. Crayons and activity packets are available as you enter the sanctuary, to help keep little hands busy. If you can’t find one, please ask an usher or other member of our Hospitality Team.
Worship is central to our life in Christ. It helps to prepare us each week for the days ahead. It allows us to give our praise to God for having made it through the previous week. It is right and good for us to give thanks to God, and to worship in community with other believers.
There are no specific dress requirements; most of the congregation tends to dress from very casual to business casual. We would like you to be comfortable during services.
Communion is served on the first Sunday of every month. At Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church, communion is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The congregation is invited to come forward by rows and walk up to the front of the church to receive communion. In our church you will be instructed to break off a piece of bread, which symbolizes the body of Christ, and then to dip the bread into the cup of grape juice, which symbolizes the blood of Christ. You then return to your pew and quietly reflect upon our Lord until communion is completed. If you cannot walk you may stay seated and one of our elders or deacons will come to you. If you are a visitor and wish to pass on communion just remain seated. If you have any questions please contact the church the office.
Beginning on Sunday, August 23, 2015 we will be taking a unique journey through the scriptures in our worship services that will help people engage with the Bible more easily and offer deeper overall understanding of scripture. Our journey will be aided by the bestselling book, The Story, which is an abridged chronological version of the Bible. Through the course of the series we will engage in a holistic and sequential narrative of the storyline of Scripture revealing God’s redemptive plan and love for all of creation. Click here for more information.